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Knight International Journalism Awards Seek Nominees

ICFJ looks to recognize outstanding journalists facing overwhelming challenges

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is looking to recognize outstanding journalists who maintain the highest standards despite overwhelming challenges.

The annual Knight International Journalism Awards are given by the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellowships program. The fellowships are designed to create lasting, tangible improvements in the way journalism is practiced. The program is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Nominees can be professional journalists, media managers, citizen journalists or digital news innovators “who demonstrate an extraordinary devotion to the craft, often in the face of extreme hardship.”

Recent winners include Aliaksei Karol, editor of the independent weekly Novy Chas in Belarus; Ugandan human rights reporter Frank Nyakairu; Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas; and Burmese investigative reporter May Thingyan Hein.

Honorees a $1,000 cash prize and will travel to the ICFJ’s 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner in November.

The deadline for nominations is April 13; they and can be made through the ICFJ Web site.